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Welcome to Thomson ...

The city of Thomson is located in Carlton County<1>.

The location of Thomson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Thomson had a population of 159 people.<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Thomson.

Thomson is 1,060 feet [323 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Thomson lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Thomson is within the (218) area code.

Communities Also Named Thomson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Thomson - they are located in Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky and New York.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Thomson.

Communities near Thomson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Thomson.

  • Duluth [Saint Louis County]
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    • Duluth [Saint Louis County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Thomson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,773 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duluth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duluth<6>
  • Superior [Douglas County]
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    • Superior [Douglas County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Thomson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
  • Cloquet [Carlton County]
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    • Cloquet [Carlton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Thomson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,014 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloquet
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloquet<6>
  • Hermantown [Saint Louis County]
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    • Hermantown [Saint Louis County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Thomson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,504 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermantown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermantown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hermantown<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Proctor [Saint Louis County]
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      • Proctor [Saint Louis County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Thomson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,006 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Proctor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Proctor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Proctor<6>
    • Superior Village [Douglas County]
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      • Superior Village [Douglas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Thomson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 713 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Superior Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Barnum [Carlton County]
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      • Barnum [Carlton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Thomson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 593 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnum have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barnum<6>
    • Oliver [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oliver
      • Oliver [Douglas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Thomson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 416 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oliver have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oliver
    • Gary [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gary
      • Gary [Saint Louis County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Thomson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary
    • Brookston [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookston
      • Brookston [Saint Louis County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Thomson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 140 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookston<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Thomson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Thomson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Thomson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Thomson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Thomson. See our Newspapers Page for Thomson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Thomson ...

Looking for more information about Thomson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Thomson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Thomson.

Adding Thomson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Thomson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Thomson was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Thomson on our Genealogy Page.

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About Carlton County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Thomson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Carlton County: www.co.carlton.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Carlton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Thomson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thomson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Thomson) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Thomson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ThomsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thomson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.6676, Longitude: -92.3899       In this case, the coordinates for Thomson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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